Spill Your Guts: Write Poems in This Time of Political Upheaval
Poetry and Pizza
Wednesday evening, April 4 2018, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Ashfield Congregational Church, 429 Main Street, Ashfield, MA
If you have never written a poem, now is the time to write one.
Come together, not to write letters and emails, but to put yourself onto paper. Anger, frustration, humor, disbelief, belief… spill it all out. Why?
“What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have.” – Oprah
Alice Barrett will lead the session. She has written some of the worst poems in history, so she will be not be judging anyone’s writing. She has also written some good ones, so she can be of help.
For inspiration try:
–Before The Vote After a book of poems by Jane Yolen
–Resistance, Rebellion, Life: 50 Poems Now edited by Amit Majmudar; and
–http://newversenews.blogspot.com which publishes poems about the news.
ONE QUESTION FOR SOMEONE WHO OWNS GUNS
by Sister Lou Ella Hickman
what and who
would you be
all guns vanished
like children who died in schools
Sponsored by Ashfield UCC Missions and Social Justice Committee